Nanny Burke's Buttercream
A Cape Breton grandmother's simple vanilla frosting recipe.
vanilla frosting, vanilla buttercream, American-style frosting recipe
Place everything in the bowl of a stand mixer. Mix on low until sugar and butter are combined. Increase speed of mixer and mix 2-3 minutes.
For firmer texture use 1 1/2 cups butter and 1/2 cup shortening.
Halving the recipe also works and frosting freezes well.
Icing sugar is also called confectioner's sugar or powdered sugar.